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3-Day: Certificate in Legal Nursing Documentation
DVD Video
$499.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
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DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
5/17/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  • Analyze how the nursing standards of care can come under scrutiny.
  • Evaluate authoritative sources.
  • Distinguish between a care plan and the care planning process.
  • Identify a strategic nursing documentation system.
  • Describe how documentation is used to decide if you are innocent or guilty in a lawsuit.
  • Identify how to prevent risky behavior when using social media and other forms of electronic communication.
  • Define how to use best practice and standard of care for documenting incident reports and adverse events.
  • Analyze the Center for Medicare and Medicaid regulatory language on nursing documentation.
  • Formulate a strategic tool for your standard of practice.
  • Evaluate deposition proceedings.
  • Analyze timeline chronologies.
  • Explain defense and plaintiff allegations.
  • Integrate the correct practices into your documentation to reduce litigation exposure.
  • Summarize the common documentation mistakes and how to avoid/correct them.
  • Evaluate facility policy and procedures for potential risk.
  • Illustrate the litigation timeline.
  • Formulate deposition questions as the plaintiff and/or defense teams.
  • Practice litigation language during mock depositions.
  • Healthcare Litigation
    • Evolution of medicine, nursing
    • and healthcare
    • The essence of the story behind litigation
    • The burden of proof
    • The expert witness seals the deal
  • The Components of Documentation
    • Guidelines
    • Interpretation
    • Mistakes
    • Education
    • Social networking
    • Indirect care
  • Electronic Nursing Documentation
    • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • Meaningful Use
    • Risky electronic documentation practices
    • Dangers of email, social networking, and texting
  • Electronic Medical Record Strategies
    • Time management
    • Liability
    • Software knowledge/Informatics
  • Reimbursement and Documentation
    • Medicare and Medicaid Changes
    • Incentives for participation
    • Hospital Acquired Conditions
  • Elements of a Lawsuit
    • Plaintiff complaints
    • Medical record review
    • Timeline chronology
    • Evidence
  • Documentation When Things Go Wrong
    • Compliance
    • Regulations
    • Incident reporting
    • Adverse events
    • Risk factors
  • Ethical Issues
    • Truth telling
    • Standards that are within standards
    • Deviations, real or perceived
    • Errors of omission
    • Errors of commissions
    • Communicating clearly
  • Avoiding Risky Documentation
    • Credible evidence
    • Avoiding ambiguity
    • Recording events objectively
    • Late entries
    • Correcting errors
  • What if the Worst Happens?
    • Duty/Breach of Duty
    • Nurse Practice Act
    • State Board of Nursing
    • Depositions


Rosale Lobo has 30 years of combined experience as a direct care nurse, faculty, administrator, and legal nurse consultant. Rosale is a staff nurse at a large teaching hospital in Connecticut and serves as clinical faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. She began working with attorneys in North Carolina and expanded her independent legal nurse consulting practice to New York, Georgia, Colorado, and Connecticut. Plaintiff medical malpractice attorneys have utilized her expertise as both an expert witness and a "behind-the-scenes" consultant.

Rosale is a BSN graduate from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York (1986) and she graduated magna cum laude with her master's degree from Hunter College, New York. Rosale currently attends Walden University in the School of Public Policy and Healthcare Administration, completing her dissertation research on Nursing Documentation Policy. Rosale is the author of Guilty or Innocent, Protecting Your License Through Proper Nursing Documentation (PHC Publishing Group, 2012). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, past educational board member for the Connecticut Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and the American Society of Public Administration.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rosale Lobo is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media. Ms. Lobo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Rosale Lobo has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Legal Nurse Consultants, and Risk Managers